For some reason unknown to me, kids' world are full of primary colors. The colors are strong, vibrant, and make beautiful histograms :)
Once in a while, we gather all the kids up and take a group photo. We already have 3 of these on our wall, and I'm sure we'll be putting this up as well. They grow up so fast, don't they? Looking back, the first one we took, my son was still just a baby. I just don't know how many more of these we'll be able to take...
Just something I pass by on my way to work each time... finally, this time I had my camera ready to capture it.
CicLAvia.org Bike Ride...
I'm a bit shocked... This is a first event I've photographed this year. Man, how fast time flies.
On Sunday, there was a CicLAvia.org event in Studio City near Universal Studio. I missed their last event in Downtown LA, so I was determined to participate this time. It's just simple, fun-loving event where they blocked off about 6 miles of busy city streets for a day to any non-motorized transportation take over. There were lots of people on bikes, skateboards, rollerskates, and strollers. It was well organized and we had lots of fun... can't wait for the next one.
Since I had to keep one hand steering, I shot mainly using the hyperfocal and zone focusing. However, with the focus tab on the 35'Cron, I found that I was able to focus with my right hand. Not real critical focus, because I had to make sure I don't fall off the bike, but with aperture at f/4 to f/8, I felt I was able to focus well enough.
There's no way out but through...
In an effort to take myself out of my current photography rut, I've started taking my camera to work. I leave it turned on during my commute, ready to snap at anything I see interesting. It's helping, I think. It forces me to observe more, think more, instead of just space out during the drive. I can't say the images are very interesting, but this will have to do until I find more chances to shoot more seriously.
I heard someone said "There's no way out but through", and I liked it. When you're stuck in something, whether it's a creative rut or depression or something else, sometimes there's no way to get to the other side except fighting your way through. You fight it by doing what you're suppose to do, or what you would do once you reach the other side. Just keep at it, and eventually you'll realize that it's by doing that things improve and breakthrough. Well, here's me... doing it...
My M9 just received a CLA (clean, lube, and adjustment) from Steve's Camera in Culver City. This is the first time I've sent it in for a service of any kind, so it's been quite trouble-free. The only reason I did drop it off was because I was noticing some rangefinder alignment problems at infinity and I had some close focus problem with the 35'Lux. Steve was able to perform the CLA in just a few days and now all's well. Lately, I've been lagging photographically, so I hope this can give me a boost to go out and shoot something this weekend.
My Journey into Leica...
A path not to be taken lightly, not without reservations, and not without dedication, but the results can be sweet, OH SO SWEET! This is a documentation of my trials and tribulations into the world of Leica Rangefinder Photography, and I hope you'll enjoy coming along with me.